Modern Foreign languages Spring 2

Year 3

In Spanish this term, Year 3 children have been learning to name different classroom equipment, eg. un lapiz, (a pencil), una regla (a ruler), un boligrafo (a biro) and, my favourite, un sacapuntas (a pencil sharpener). We have been learning to spot masculine and feminine nouns and started to see how that affects the adjectives we use. Un lapiz rojo (a red pencil)/Una regla roja (a red ruler). 

The children have looked at different ways of translating text – using dictionaries and apps on tablets.  

Year 4

In Spanish, we have been looking at how to say different parts of the body and even how to put our new vocabulary into full sentences. The children loved singing heads, shoulders, knees and toes in Spanish and trying to keep up with the song, as it got faster and faster! We have also looked at masculine and feminine nouns and how you know whether to use la or el in front of them.

Year 5

In Spring 2, Year 5 re-visited the theme of music. The children re-ordered sentences to create a conversation using their musical styles vocabulary. Some children were also able to substitute selected words to alter the conversation a little. Those that felt confident read the conversation aloud.

Each class learnt to sing I am the Music Man in Spanish and this enabled the children to learn the names of some musical instruments. It was a catchy song!

Towards the end of the half term, we re-visited and developed our knowledge and understanding of numbers to 1000.

Year 6

This half term, Year 6 have been learning about Spanish speaking countries and how to say where we live and what nationality we are. We have had to use our translation skills a lot this half term to interpret what Spanish speakers are saying. We have learnt three new verb forms this half term: ‘ser – to be’ ‘hablar – to speak’ and ‘vivir – to live’.